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SF Tidbits for 7/3/08

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

7 Comments on SF Tidbits for 7/3/08

  1. The US cover for Saturn’s Children looks like an ad for breast implants. She’s

    even holding one in her hand. πŸ™‚

  2. Has anybody mentioned the SFBC edition of Saturn’s Children?

    They use art by Scott Grimando, rather than the Ace or Orbit ones.

    Here it is on Scott’s website .

  3. Thanks, Lou! I had no idea it existed. Readers can see part of the whole wraparound image above, next to the other covers.

  4. Matte Lozenge // July 3, 2008 at 10:04 pm //

    There were a couple on that list of 32 novels I thumbed through but didn’t get very far: Frankenstein and Clockwork Orange. Two examples where the film versions were canonical, the book versions relatively obscure. I should give ’em another try, maybe.

  5. “32 books that have pushed the boundaries of the genre, inspired generations of thinkers and in some cases have even predicted key aspects of societies development”

    Really? Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Timeline? Really?

    Oh, 23 out of 32. Darn old, old SF books.

  6. I might buy in with the Doctorow because it was several kinds of awesome, but Timeline?

  7. Thanks for the mention (re: 32 books). I explained a lot better in the comments, but here’s a brief justification for Timeline.

    Yea, it’s not a great book.

    It is, however, for all it’s flaws a popular (as in lots of people have read it) book.

    I wanted the list to cover a broad range of “types” of SF.

    What was really nice was that if you read the comments so many of you provided me with books I just didn’t remember (The Left Hand Of Darkness, shame on me) and many I hadn’t read.

    I hope this helps ease your mind a little, and thank you for reading.

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